MEET OUR STAFF
MEET OUR STAFF
We're committed to cultivating an environment marked by genuine curiosity about different perspectives, receptivity to knowledge generated through intercultural connections and a genuine sensitivity to the variety of human experiences.
Office of Intercultural Affairs Staff
- Eloise Berry, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President and Director of Intercultural Affairs
- Miranda Febus, M.A., Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs
- Carly Cohen, M.M.T., Program Specialist
- Sade Erinle, Graduate Assistant of Intercultural Affairs
- Valentina Wey, Student Worker
- Tiane Parris, Student Worker
- Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors, Villanova Students
The Office of Intercultural Affairs works year-round to create, maintain and support programming that cultivates and sustains a community of respect and inclusion for Villanovans with a focus on underrepresented students.
Assistant Vice President/Director: Eloise Berry, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)
Phone: (610) 519-6633
Eloise Berry, Ph.D., is committed to enhancing the student experience by making the Villanova community more inclusive and celebrating the unique contributions of diverse students on campus. As the founding director, she has been leading the Office of Intercultural Affairs since 2016. Dr. Berry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Villanova as a Presidential Scholar. While at Villanova, she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Berry completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years, specializing in the care of adolescents and young adults in multiple settings. She is currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs: Miranda Febus, M.A. (She/Her/Hers)
Phone: (610) 519-7220
Miranda Febus, M.A., is a proud graduate of Villanova’s Education and Counseling department, where she received her master’s degree in higher education in 2021. While at Villanova as the 2019 recipient of the Presidential Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, she worked with the Office of Intercultural Affairs for her practicum course and received the Graduate Summer Research Fellowship to help complete her master’s thesis. Her thesis work centers on the narratives of college students attending institutions in their hometown urban neighborhoods and examines sense of belonging, microaggressions, and town-gown relations. Committed to ensuring all students feel a sense of belonging on campus, she is passionate about mentorship and programming related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her role as assistant director, Miranda supports the office’s Intercultural Ambassadors and the Association for Change and Transformation.
Program Specialist: Carly Cohen, M.M.T. (She/Her/Hers)
Phone: (610) 519-6634
Carly Cohen, M.M.T., is a fellow Wildcat. She was a graduate residential minister in Good Counsel Hall while she earned her Master of Arts in Ministry and Theology. Before that, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Leadership & Global Understanding at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Carly is committed to building connections and holistic educational experiences through community, justice and advocacy at Villanova University. She has been involved in social justice, advocacy and DEI work for the past ten years through various educational institutions. Carly is passionate about empowering and supporting students as they develop as individuals and global citizens through radical welcome and restorative justice practices. She has a special place in her heart for students who identify themselves as part of the LGBTQ+ community and for students of color at the institutions in which she has served. As the Program Specialist in the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA), Carly advises student groups such as VU Pride, NATS and QTPOC, oversees the VU Safe Zone Program, and supports the work of the OIA.
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INTERCULTURAL COORDINATORS AND AMBASSADORS
Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors support and spread the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs. They foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion by interacting with various organizations and departments on campus, enhancing programming to increase student engagement and assisting the OIA staff in the growth of their office and mission. If you would like to join the program or connect with a current Intercultural Ambassador, please contact us.